Miami at Cincinnati - 10/1/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (3-0) at Cincinnati Bearcats (2-2)
College Football: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Nippert Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats +6 -- Over/Under: 68 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Thursday night at Nippert Stadium.
The Miami Hurricanes look to remain undefeated with their second road win of the year. Brad Kaaya is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 839 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Kaaya has a touchdown pass in all 16 of his career games. Rashawn Scott and Herb Waters have combined for 467 receiving yards and one touchdown while Joseph Yearby has six receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 184.3 yards per contest, and Yearby leads the way with 311 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 17.7 points and 310 yards per game. Raphael Kirby leads the Hurricanes with 23 tackles, Trent Harris has 1.5 sacks and Artie Burns has three interceptions. Stacy Coley is out.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats hope to get a game above a .500 record with a big home victory. Hayden Moore is completing 56.8 percent of his passes for 782 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Moore threw four touchdowns in last week’s loss to Memphis. Chris Moore and Max Morrison have combined for 605 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Shaq Washington has 26 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 210 yards per contest, and Tion Green leads the way with 293 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cincy is allowing 32.5 points and 390 yards per game. Eric Wilson leads the Bearcats with 39 tackles, Mike Tyson has two pass deflections and Alex Pace has two quarterback hurries. Mike Boone is questionable and Gunner Kiel is doubtful.
The Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Bearcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Cincy has an offense that can score on anybody, even with Moore at quarterback instead of Kiel. Also, I'm not 100 percent sold on the Hurricanes, as they were lackluster against FAU and allowed Nebraska to make an insane comeback. Miami is shakey and could end up losing this game outright if its not careful.
I like the home team and the free points here.